ODESSA - A south Odessa family is without a home after a fire tore through their residence.
The blaze started around lunch time at 804 South Lincoln.
Fire officials say the family wasn't home at the time of the fire, but when they came home for lunch they saw their house was in flames.
Firefighters were able to knock the fire out, but not before some family pets were killed by the flames.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.